If you’re planning a major remodeling project, there is one question that is probably on your mind: should flooring be the same throughout the house? As with most questions relating to home decor, there isn’t really a right answer as it’s all a matter of personal taste. Keeping your flooring the same will certainly make it easier to maintain a consistent style throughout your house, but some people want a little more variety than that.
If you decide that you want different flooring throughout your home, you need to know how to do it so the decor doesn’t clash too much. As a rule, you should have no more than three different types of flooring in your home. A neutral tile or ceramic floor is great for kitchens, bathrooms and entryways, and carpet that matches the rest of your decor usually works well for common areas and bedrooms. As always, hardwood is great for practically any space for is versatility.
If you have an open floor plan in the main floor of your home, you shouldn’t mix up your flooring types. Use the same kind of flooring to maintain continuity throughout your space. Think if it as one large room if you must.
Finally, if you have a cool basement that has a concrete floor, you can have a carpeted surface even if you don’t have carpet elsewhere in your home. The carpet can turn a basement into a warm and inviting living space or bedroom.
We know that we’re not really giving a clear answer here, but there is no clear answer to this question. What you do with your flooring is a matter of personal taste, but you should still try to maintain some continuity if you have an open floor plan. Even if you want to mix things up, at least make sure that any flooring that you choose matches the color scheme of your home, and don’t use more than three types of flooring.